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Solar eclipse of January 16, 2056

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Nature  Annular
Magnitude  0.9759
Max. width of band  95 km (59 mi)
Start date  January 16, 2056
Gamma  0.4199
Duration  172 sec (2 m 52 s)
Greatest eclipse  22:16:45
Solar eclipse of January 16, 2056

An annular solar eclipse will occur on January 16, 2056. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Solar eclipses 2054-2058

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.


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